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Proud son of Greek Community, Steve Condous, dies aged 82
An exceptional leader in the South Australian community, Steve Condous, has passed away on Friday 22 June in Adelaide, aged 82.
Steve Condous, was born in Adelaide of Castellorizian decent. His parents were amongst the pioneer members of the Greek Orthodox Community of South Australia which turned 88 years old.
Steve served the Adelaide City Council for 25 years, six of which, from 1987 to 1993 as Lord Mayor.
Following his service as lord mayor, he was elected as a Liberal MP for the western suburbs seat of Colton from 1993 to 2002.
The City of Adelaide has paid tribute to former Lord Mayor and Councilor Mr Steve Condous AM for his significant contribution to the city’s political and business life over four decades.
Lord Mayor Martin Haese said Mr Condous had established a distinguished record of service in public life over a long period.
"During his quarter of a century as a Councilor and Lord Mayor, Mr Condous played an integral role in shaping the City of Adelaide as a business, education and tourism destination", Lord Mayor Martin Haese said.
"Among his many achievements were securing upgrades to Hutt Street and the Aquatic Centre in North Adelaide.
"He was also instrumental in encouraging residential developments in the West End and Halifax Street to grow the city’s population, and supporting the greening of Adelaide’s streets.
"Throughout his career, he was also incredibly active as a patron and supporter of numerous community and sporting clubs, and always gave generously of his time.
"In 2004, he was recognised with an Order of Australia for service to South Australia’s parliament, local government, and community.
"On behalf of the City of Adelaide, I express our deepest condolences to Mr Condous’ wife and former Lady Mayoress, Mrs Angela Condous, and his family."
The Lord Mayor said the flags at Adelaide Town Hall would be flown at half-mast over the weekend as a mark of respect.
Numerous political leaders and community representatives including Premier Stephen Marshall, Labor MP Tom Koutsantonis and GOCSA President Bill Gonis, spoke highly of Steve's contribution to the State and expressed their condolences to Mrs Angela Condous and his family.
The funeral of the late Steve Condous, will be conducted at the Cathedral of Archangels Michael and Gabriel in Franklin street, Adelaide, on Thursday 28 June.
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